ITEA is the Eureka Cluster on software innovation
ITEA is the Eureka Cluster on software innovation

ITEA Magazine 44 - March 2023


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Jan Jonker


Jan Jonker

Dear ITEA Innovation Community,

After 25 years of ITEA we can look back with pride and conclude a lot has been achieved. And so it should be; my son is 25 years now and if I observe him I see that many things have been achieved in 25 years. Sometimes this is comparable with innovation - you experiment and try out things, accepting that some of the efforts will never lead to any return, in a tangible way. Lust for life and innovation are closer to each other than they seem.

During the last 25 years much has changed for ITEA as well, as it has for the rest of the world. Back in the 90s I remember internet connections still were a rarity at city offices, that now calling themselves Smart cities. Or if you walked along the street using a mobile phone, the size of a brick, you’d get looks as if you were walking on water.

Just some examples of life changing innovations, disruptive and eventually part of our daily life. At ITEA, too, many ground-breaking innovations found their roots before moving to global markets. See the exciting examples that were developed during the early days of ITEA.

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Country Focus


Driven by digitalisation, supported by networks

In Germany the ICT industry, and especially the software and software-intensive sector are key drivers of the economy. In 2022, the tech sector comprised over 119,000 companies, more than 1.5 million jobs and sales revenues of about 200 billion euros, equivalent to about 5% of German economic output (2021). Software and services have been the core drivers of growth in the tech sector.

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Software AG

A one-stop shop where innovation is crucial

Dr Harald Schöning is Vice President Research at Software AG, responsible for all publicly funded research projects at Software AG. He is member of the Board of ITEA, NESSI (Networked European Software and Services Initiative), the Big Data Value Association BDVA as well as a member of the steering board of the German national platform ‘Industry 4.0’. For more than 25 years, he has been working for Software AG. Who better, then, to give the inside track on Software AG.

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25 years of ITEA

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Success built on the inheritance of a very strong base

A conversation between Zeynep Sarılar, Karlheinz Topp and Luc Desimpelaere

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Ground-breaking innovations we’re still grateful for today

The gems from the first ITEA programme

ITEA Success stories

ITEA Success story


Connecting IoT with greater security

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ITEA Success story


Aiming for ‘first-time-right’ treatment for cancer patients

Upcoming events

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Sweden Innovation Days

21-23 March 2023
Online event

Dedicated session organised by Vinnova and ITEA - join us!

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International B2B Software Days

8-9-10 May 2023
Vienna, Austria

ITEA will participate with a dedicated session - join us!

Other highlights

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Community Talk with:

Alain Coulombe

Disruptive entrepreneur to the core

Project benefit story


Create higher value thanks to automated ESG score calculation

SME in the Spotlight

The REUSE Company

Constant evolution in systems engineering

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Sustainability Call 2022

The Eureka Clusters Sustainability Call 2022 projects

Innovations making industry more sustainable and greener

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By and for end-users


Junkkari brings predictive maintenance to unchartered domains

ITEA news

Saving time in the clinical workflow thanks to AI

Eureka news

Türkiye takes over the Chairmanship of Eureka 2023/2024